Shopping Spree – plus size clothing

Sorry for the long delay since my last post. 

As you will know I have had a major declutter and I have sold LOTS of my old clothes – ones that I would never wear again, that doesn’t fit anymore etc. It has actually felt pretty good getting rid of lots of things and this has obviously left lots of space in my wardrobe for new clothes that do fit and also a little bit of money to buy some new clothes. 

Yesterday I went on a shopping trip with two of my friends. We shopped till we dropped and had a rather successful shopping trip so I thought I would share some of my purchases with you. 

Our first stop was the Matalan clearance store in Newport.

I have been looking for some new tops to wear with my skinny jeans – both casual and evening wear.

Firstly I got this blue and white stripy t-shirt. This was reduced to £4 and is lovely and lightweight and will be perfect for summer days and also for Autumn teamed with a chunky cardigan and scarf. This is a size 22 from the Rogers and Rogers section. 


Secondly was this lovely red top. This again will be great for the day time and will be perfect teamed with skinny jeans but this would also be lovely for evenings teamed with heels and some lovely jewellery. This was reduced to £7 and was a steal at this price. This is also a size 22 from the Rogers and Rogers section. 


I also got this top from Matalan. This again could be dressed down for day time or dressed up for an evening out with heels and jewellery. This has a lovely dainty heart print and was reduced to £10. This was also a size 22 from the Rogers and Rogers section.


This is the last top I got from Matalan. This is a slightly thicker material with 3/4 length sleeves and would be better suited for a cooler day or evening or Autumn. This is a size 20 Papaya item. I love stripy items and this is the perfect fit. This was reduced to £8. 


Also from Matalan I got this dress that was reduced to a bargain £2. This was in a size 20 and is the Palmer Heritage range. This will be perfect for work and I couldn’t really leave it behind for that price. It is a skater style and fits lovely. 


Finally from Matalan I got this spotty skirt. Again this will be lovely for work. It sits just below the knee when worn as a high waisted skirt and should look lovely teamed with whites or reds. This was reduced to £4 and is from the Soon range. I love a high waisted skirt and it is nice to have one that is a good length to be able to wear without leggings or tights. 

I don’t really like to go anywhere without a cardigan and I love the colour yellow. I have a yellow 3/4 length sleeve cardigan that has been worn so much that it is falling apart. I’ve been looking for a replacement for a while and was so happy to finally find one in Peacocks. This was £12 full price and is a size 18. These are perfect for summer and I love the bright yellow colour. 


Also while in Peacocoks I picked up 2 pairs of shoes. The first are a light blue (myself and my sister call it Cinderella blue). These are a peep toe and sling backed and are a lovely summer shoe. These are a size 8 and were £8 full  priced. 


I also got these blue sandals. These have a block heel and an ankle strap and are the type of shoe I have been searching for. I was so excited when I spotted these… They were the last pair, were a size 8 and were reduced to £5. This purchase really made my day. 


We then moved onto Dorothy Perkins where I got a lovely summer dress. This was £20 full price but with my 10% NHS discount came to £18. It has lovely thick straps, comes to just above the knee and is a lovely fit. It has a lovely floral pattern that reminds me of the 70’s. I got this in a size 20.


My finally purchases for the day were from Primark. I got myself a new pair of summer PJ’s. These were £5 for the pair and are perfect for summer. 


And last but not least I got a little mermaid t-shirt. This is supposed to be a pyjama top but I think it may be making an appearance as a t-shirt. Anyone that knows me will know how much I love the Little Mermaid and so will know my excitement at this getting this. This is a size XL which is an 18-20 and cost me £6.


I’m also going to sneak another little purchase on here… Friday lunchtime I got a dress from Debenhams that I am in love with. It is from the House of Holland collection and was £28 with 20% off. This has a lovely bee print with a cutout on the chest. I absolutely love this and I have already planned its first outing. This is a size 18 and fits fine – it does have a little bit of stretch to it – and it will go perfect with my new yellow cardigan. 


If you would like to see any of these on then please give me a shout. 

I do still have some clothing available for sale over on my Depop shop so I may be able to have another shopping spree soon. 

Let me know what you think of my new clothes 😃